byNASA -- Image and animation courtesy Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Scientific Visualization Studio
Hurricane season in the eastern Pacific started off with a whimper late last month as Alma, a Category 2 hurricane, slowly made its way up the coast of Baja California, packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and gusts of 135 miles per hour. The above image of the hurricane was acquired on May 29, 2002, and displays the rainfall rates occurring within the storm. Click the image above to see an animated data visualization (3.8 MB) of the interior of Hurricane Alma. The images of the clouds... Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth,... Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=2530
byNASA -- Animation courtesy NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, based on data from MODIS, Landsat 7, and Space Imaging's IKONOS. Still image copyright www.spaceimaging.com/ Space Imaging, Inc.
Satellite remote sensors view the Earth at many scales of space, ranging from global through continental, regional, and local--even observing details as small as one meter (three feet) across. These data enable scientists to study a wide range of phenomena that occur over these same scales of space, such as El Nino, droughts, storms, and flash floods. The above image shows the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, California. It is the final frame in an... Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1387